The house of a Trinamool Congress Councillor was attacked in the wee hours of Monday at Kalyani in Nadia.
Police said that some unidentified miscreants attacked the house of Amar Roy, the Councillor of ward number 13 of Kalyani Municipality.
According to the complaint lodged with the police, Roy heard stones hitting the window panes of his house. When he peeped outside from a window, he found around 25 people gathered outside his house. They were shouting and passing lewd comments at him. They even threatened him of dire consequences.
They damaged the vehicles parked outside the Councillor’s house. Three totos were torched and it led to a tension in the area. Neighbours of the Councillor came out of the house. Realising that they would get caught, the miscreants fled from the area. The neighbours chased them but could not catch them.
Police suspect that Roy had raised objection over some illegal activities going on in a local hospital a few days ago and it could be the reason behind the attack at his house.
Ruy told the police that he had failed to identify any of the accused as the road was poorly illuminated. Thus, the police spoke to the local people and came to know about a youth who is a close relative of the Councillor.
Sources said that the police had detained the youth but he claimed that he was not present in the area when the Councillor’s house was attacked in the wee hours.
Police also conducted raids in some places in search of the prime accused of the incident. But police are yet to arrest any of them.